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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist dave murphy. >> ♪ >> we are following breaking news on this wednesday, december 16th. >> first responders rescue a man who crashed his suv after being shot early this morning. >> another driver crashed in front of a hospital trying to get help for another shooting victim. >> republican presidential candidates clash over u.s. military intervention government spying and immigration. >> good morning, it is 4:30 on this wednesday. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us along with dave murphy and karen rogers. >> welcome abbore erin. we have clouds on satellite.
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they have floated down from the north. thirst one good thing about this. it's helped keep our temperatures from getting quite as cool as anticipated. we're still in the 50's in some areas. we do expect some sun to return as we go through the morning and afternoon. 52 degrees in philadelphia right now, 48 degrees in wilmington, 48 in millville, 50 trenton, 50 reading an lot of these numbers slipping into the upper 40's before we start to turn it around. it's not nearly as windy today as it was yesterday so on the bus stop mostly cloudy and cool but 47 degrees by 6 o'clock and 48 by 8 o'clock. heavy enough coat or jacket and you should be fine because the wind is not a factor. as we roll through the day it's going to be a little cooler than yesterday. 48 degrees by 8 o'clock. by noon 54 and your high today around 3 o'clock or so he is going to be 57. that's still well above the average high in the mid 40's but still a little bit cooler than yesterday and by 6 o'clock we're down to 51. tomorrow it looks like a rain day, karen. i'll track it for you with future tracker6. that forecast coming up. >> that's what we love wet roads.
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we don't have that today at least so we're giving you a day to get ready for that. looking live at 95 approaching allegheny southbound traffic headed towards center city. you see the construction crews out there, they're blocking the right lane. we're not seeing a big delay yet but we have the road work blocking the right lane i-95 southbound approaching allegheny. switching over to the vine street expressway we expect that to be opened by 5:00 a.m. but looking live right now and we can see the vine westbound and eastbound still no traffic moving at this point. we see the crews on the scene. it's closed again and it will close again tonight at 11 o'clock so you want to watch for that closure of the vine. it hasn't reopened just yet. looking live at the schuylkill expressway we have crews out there as well connecting the schuylkill westbound to south street, those ramps were closed overnight. they're in the process of reopening. some of the crews are still out there. that's on the schuylkill expressway at south street. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. breaking this morning emergency responders used the jaws of life to free a driver who crashed his suv in a philadelphia neighborhood after being shot.
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police say the 47-year-old man was shot at green and manheim streets in the city's germantown section. the man took off and was headed towards temple university hospital where he crashed head on into a parked tractor-trailer at germantown avenue and pike street. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. now, the action cam is live at the accident scene in the tioga-nicetown section where you see the z we'll have much more on what police say they found inside that crashed vehicle coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> new this morning, another driver crashed in front of aria frankford hospital trying to get help for a shooting victim. philadelphia police are holding the suv as evidence. they found one shell casing inside. the driver had come from the 4900 block of dar rail street. just before midnight someone shot a 31-year-old man and also struck a woman in the leg. >> the 24-year-old female after she was shot in the leg she ran about two blocks to
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aria frankford hospital. we followed a trail of blood which led to the hospital. >> there have not been any arrests. police found money and pills at the shooting scene and believe the motive could be drugs. detectives are questioning the driver of the suv. police are looking for the gunman who shot a man in the stomach and robbed him of his bike in southwest philadelphia. it happened around 5:20 yesterday evening other 5700 block of warrington avenue. the 20-year-old victim is in critical condition at penn presbyterian hospital. the suspect is described as being 18 to 24 years old wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. >> the search continues for the man who slashed two people just minutes apart in center city yesterday morning. one of the victims is talking about the attack. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at 23rd and walnut streets where one of those slashings took place. annie. >> reporter: and matt at this point police say they don't think there is a motive. they say the man armed with
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the knife appeared to pick his victims at ran do. look closely, this is surveillance video of the man police say is armed with a knife and connected to two center city attacks. the first was here around 6:00 a.m. tuesday. a man was stabbed as he walked near 23rd and walnut. he and the suspect exchanged looks then the suspect stabbed him in the side and hand. raffle wolf intervened. >> i hollered at him and said yo', stop p). >> reporter: josh mcnamara was walking to the gym. he became the next victim. >> turned and started to walk away and that's when this guy came back around the corner and slashed at my cheek. mcnamara has a cut on his face but is otherwise okay. he says the suspect yelled at
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him prior to the attack. neither were robbed 69 the motive is unclear and the attacks appear to be isolated to this part of center city. >> from what we have thus far it just appears they just approaches the individuals, pulls out the knife and begins to cut the individuals. >> reporter: and both of those victims including the victim there was attacked here at 23rd and walnut were treated and released from the hospital. police say if you have any information you're urged to contact them. for now reporting live in center city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> happening today, a jury will begin deliberating the fate a bucks county woman who is accused of taking that's right a group beating on a gay couple in center city. 25-year-old katherine knott took the stand in her own defense yesterday. prosecutors say knot's antigay tweets prove that her homophobic views fueled her actions during the beating in september of 2014, not claims she ran toward the fight initially to diffuse it. if convicted knot faces several years in prison. >> 4:36 now.
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the search continues for the suspect philadelphia police say struck an officer with his car then took off. investigators allege 26-year-old maurice taylor refused orders to stop and jump need a car monday night. he drove the wrong way down the 2700 block of sears street before he hit the officer. the officer was taken to the hospital. >> republican presidential hopefuls faced off in their final debate of 2015. the candidates clashed over u.s. military intervention government spying and immigration. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: donald trump sympathizing with his competition. >> i like jeb. i think he's a nice man. i would do the same thing. i would be attacking me. >> reporter: on stage the gloves coming off. jeb bush and donald trump wasting no time sparring over foreign policy. >> he gets his foreign policy experience from the shows.
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that is not a serious kind of candidate. >> build up your energy jeb. >> reporter: in their fifth debate faceoff almost every question focusing on national security for the nine leading candidates with trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. at the forefront. >> we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country he is out of control. >> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz also clashing, first over the nsa's bulk surveillance program, then immigration. rubio suggesting the two of them have similar positions on ther. >> for marco to suggest our record is the same is like suggesting the firemen and the arsonist have the same record 'cause they're both at the scene of the fire. >> i personally. open to allowing people to apply for a green card. >> we he will build a wall that works and i'll get donald trump to pay for it. (applause). >> i'll build it. >> reporter: trump and cruz neck and neck in the polls but staying friendly throughout the debate and governor chris christie boasting about his executive experience while
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jabbing at the senators. >> if your eyes are glazing over like mine this is what it's like to be on the floor of the united states senate. >> reporter: some other exchanges happening between cnn moderator wolf blitzer is and ted cruz. cruz trying to get in on a question with blitzer is telling him to hold on multiple times. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> that should be entertaining like a lot of these debates have. >> or exhausting. >> depending on how you look at it. 4:39. still to come on "action news" a judge tells deadlocked jurors in the manslaughter trial of a baltimore police officer to go back to the drawing board. >> it's literal al sign that 2016 a almost here. can you believe it? the final numbers have arrived in new york. david. >> that time again. we're on the mild side this morning. a little chilly so jackets required. this afternoon probably not a bad idea to keep tell me in place because we're a little
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>> ♪ >> it is a true sign that 2015 is drawing to a close. the stars of new year's eve,
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the numbers one and six, i feel like i'm on sesame street. arrived in times square yesterday. a flatbed was used to bring the gigantic numerals into one of the busiest places in america. they'll be hoisted up in times square in the coming days and of course the 2016 sign will light up once the ball drops on new year's day. >> they don't look as big as i thought. >> question. >> matt. >> it might be warm to go up there and for the celebrations around here, i know it's long range but. >> it is long range but christmas certainly looks mild. it's possible we'll still hang onto mild stuff for the new year. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we are dry and as we take a look outside we are looking at the airport and notice how the camera isn't bouncing this morning because the winds as expected have eased back overnight and you're not dealing with real strong winds this morning. your temperature isn't bad either because we've maintained fairly cloudy skies overnight we've managed to hold that number up so we're
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still at 52 in philadelphia. a lot of suburbs in the upper 40's currently. winds out of the north at 9 miles per hour. a little bit of a breeze but nothing like yesterday when we had those big gusts. so here come the clouds overnight. if you're down in southern delaware you still got the stars out but most of us underneath the clouds. these will break up a little bit as we go through the day and we'll see more of a clouds and sun mix. 48 degrees by 8 o'clock. it will be somewhat chilly there. not too bad really though. 52 dresbac52 degrees by 11:00. if you can't high of 57, 6 degrees or so cooler than yesterday. but with less wind it will feel somewhat similar. up north 52 degrees is your high in allentown topping the high temperature about 8 degrees. 53 degrees in reading, 54 trenton, 55 in wilmington. down towards the shore mid-50's, less wind clouds and sun. tomorrow we have a frontal boundary coming from the west. and this is going to be a forecast period to watch. we're going to get up to 60 which isn't a bad high
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temperature but there will be rain arriving during the morning and it looks like it's going to stick with us into the early evening. about a half inch to an inch of rain is on the way and then behind that we've got chillier air coming with the weekend getting down into the 40's. as for tomorrow's rain, doesn't look like it's really going to be an issue for the morning commute. could be a little drizzle around then but by the mid morning hours up to lunchtime we do start to see this rain filling in a little bit and then it really starts to hit us during the afternoon and evening. it's not going to be the heaviest rain but pretty steady at times and probably not getting out of here until sometime in the early evening hours. right now the model wants it gone by about 8:00 or so. your exclusive accuweather 7-day 57, 60 cloud dean rainy tomorrow as you just saw and then breezy and cooler on friday with a high of 53. the next big issue in the forecast is for the weekend. saturday chilly, 42 degrees the high. sunday only getting up to about 46. morning lows around freezing so it will be cool but by monday afternoon we are getting milder again and tuesday back into the 60's.
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>> hm. >> wow. >> can't believe it. all right, thanks, david. and remember you can get that seven-day forecast and check storm tracker6 radar any time at 6abc.com/weather. happening today, the u.s. department of justice is scheduled to begin its investigation into the chicago police department. it stems from the 2014 police shooting of laquan mcdonald. a city council hearing of the human relations and public safety committees stretched late into the night. it was called amid fallout of the release of a video showing white officer jason van dyk fatally shooting the black teenager. van dyk is now charged with first degree murder. jurors will continue deliberating today in the manslaughter trial of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. yesterday afternoon they told a judge that they're deadlocked in the case but the judge told them to keep deliberating. officer william porter is the first of six officers to stand trial on charges stemming from gray's death back in april. gray died after he was injured
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in the back of a police wagon and his death spurred protests and riots in the city and beyond. >> time for your first look at business here at the big board. many expect the federal reserve to hike interest rates today. if it happens, it's a sign from the fed that the economy is strong enough to withstand the higher rates but others think it might cause the stock market to collapse. who is right we'll see. also mortgage rates and other loan rates will rise if they raise the rates. speculation didn't have much of an impact on wall street yesterday. all three major stock indices were up with the dow gaining more than 150 points and futures are pointing to more gains at the open. mac trucks plans to lay off 400 people at its plant in the lehigh valley. that is 20 percent of its workforce. the facility in lower macungie township assembles every mac truck built for the north american market and export. workers will stay on the job until january 25th. center city's newest luxury hotel opens today. the logan at one logan square underwent a total renovation
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its now offering 400 rooms. the hotel replaces the former four seasons hotel which closed in june. >> 4:48. coming up next new developments in the texas highway proposal we told you about yesterday has this couple apologizing. >> a north jersey girl's christmas wish has come true. she wanted a dog that like her is different. that story is later. >> ♪
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adopt. >> ♪ >> welcome back everybody. what do you say we check the schuylkill expressway and yes, we still see the crews out there. it should be opened by 5:00 a.m. this is the schuylkill at south street. the ramps connecting the schuylkill with south street were closed overnight. they've been in the process of opening up but we can still see the crews outer there right now and some cones set up as well so watch for that. should all be clear within another 10 to 15 minutes. live on the vine street expressway here we go and not seeing just a couple of cars moving through at this point. i think officially westbound and eastbound still shut down. we see the flashing lights. they should return and reopen also at 5:00 a.m. that's when the construction is clearing. we've got a problem here in lower providence with south park avenue here being closed between eagleville road and ridge pike and this is closed due to a downed pole. stick to egypt road or sunny side avenue, my favorite
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avenue, use that one to get around the problem there. lots of construction crews out there this morning. they're in haddon township camden county. 168 both ways northbound between nicholson road and collings avenue. also the ramp 295 southbound to 42 northbound construction there as well matt and erin. >> thank you karen. a southwest airlines plane veered off the runway at nashville international airport injuring eight people. the boeing 737 had just landed from houston and was taxiing to the arrival gate when you see there it rolled off the runway onto the grass and got stuck. 133 passengers and five crew members safely evacuated. authorities say most of the victims have minor injuries. one had chest pain. faa investigators have not yet determined what caused the plane to leave the runway. new this morning, a pilot and a passenger suffered only minor injuries at a small plane crash thanks in part tour a well equipped father and son who just happened to be nearby. investigators say the plane was having mechanical problems and was attempting to lashed at an airport on saint simons
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island yesterday but it ended up on the roof of a house. james burns and his dad didn't hesitate when they saw the plane go down. >> he jumped in his truck and came over here and i was right behind him. he waved me this way, said i'm going get a ladder. >> burns and his father climbed into the roof -- climbed onto the roof rather and helped get the two men down onto the ground. two people were inside the house at the time of the crash. fortunately they were not hurt. >> we have now information on a story we told you about yesterday. the texas man who stopped traffic on a busy highway just to propose to his girlfriend now faces charges. a video of the stunt shows him on one knee on the middle of interstate 45 in houston proposing to his girlfriend amid angry shouts and honking from drivers. she said yes but now the two are apologizing. he was charged yesterday with obstructing a roadway, a misdemeanor. he faces anywhere from a fine to six months in jail if
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convicted. >> not sure why that was romantic. with all that traffic whizzing by you. coming up at 5:00 people protesting police brutality march through center city r they say they're heading next. >> people breaking out of jail but this guy actually tried to break into one. >> ♪ this is the best block of all.
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>> new this morning police in florida say a man high on drugs tried to break into the
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indian river county jail to visit friends. 24-year-old patrick renfrey is accused of driving his car into the front doors of the jail barely missing a deputy. authorities say he slammed highs car into a fence got out and tried to scale it before getting stuck with razor wire. he faces multiple charges including aggravated assault on law enforcement officer. >> an unwanted dog an 10-year-old new jersey girl with special needs have only been together for three days and already they share a bond. carmel la the pitbull's two front legs jut out and the dog also has a spinal problem. sandy roberto fostered the rescue for almost a year because no one wanted to adopt carmel la and then along came tyaina. she's legally blind and has had eight operations. her twin sister gianna is autistic. >> the children are noticing that other children are different from them. for her to constantly feel lonely, it breaks my heart as
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a parent and then to find this dog that didn't have an easy life. >> gianna says carmel la is still fun to play with even though her legs don't work properly. >> both those girls have a big heart. 4:58 now. still ahead on the next half hour of "action news," why this photograph of a man holding a sign calling out panhandlers is crisscrossing the internet. >> and we are learning about the local college student who died in a wrong way crash while preparing to start classes. details in the next half hour. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday december 16th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and we're following several breaking and developing stories. >> philadelphia police are investigating a slooting that ended with the victim crashing his car. >> people in center city are on edge where a knife wielding man attacked two people seemingly at random. >> protesters made their way into packed stores and restaurants last night to

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